A while back, my friend snapped a picture (below) of an old wood dresser she was getting rid of and asked if I wanted it. The answer was yes of course! I had been wanting a new buffet for my dining room and I new with a little tlc it would be perfect.
After my hubby picked it up, I removed all the hardware (thankfully the missing drawer pull on the bottom right was sitting inside) and gave it a light sanding all over.
|Of course Samson had to supervise!|
I then painted the outside with two coats of Valspar black latex satin indoor/outdoor paint (with a paintbrush) allowing it to dry completely between coats. You can find Valspar recommendations for painting furniture here.
I then applied a new coat of stain by cloth to the outside of each drawer. I used Miniwax Wood Finish in Dark Walnut # 2716.
Once the paint and stain was dry I added two coats of polyurethane (drying between each coat according to manufacturer directions) for extra durability. I used Miniwax Fast-Drying Polyurethane in clear satin. For polyurethane instructions from Miniwax click here.
To finish I spray painted the hardware using Rust-Oleum paint in Hammered Black.
Once everything was dry I reattached the hardware and was all finished
The result? I saved an old dresser that was going to get tossed and gained a beautiful buffet that I have received many compliments on.
Until next time, happy upcycling!
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